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Catch All the Highlights and Huge Announcements from RDC 2016

This past weekend, the San Jose Marriott was home to over 200 eager ROBLOX builders, staff members, partners, and chaperones, all gathering together for the biggest ROBLOX Developers Conference EVER. That’s right – this was an RDC for the record books, folks. And it’s no surprise that for such a huge attendee turnout we brought along some big announcements about new platforms and Studio enhancements, fun and educational panels from your favorite admins, and awesome revelations about where the future of ROBLOX is headed. In case you missed it or if you want to revisit what everyone saw and experienced last weekend, we’ve got you covered.

Keep on reading for a brief recap of the event and be sure to check out the archived videos on our Twitch channel to watch all the exciting panels and presentations from RDC 2016 on Saturday, including some interviews between a few developers and jackintheblox!

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Compete in the ROBLOX Summer Games with Disney’s Pete’s Dragon!

The Summer Games are just getting started this month, and we’ve got a special guest – Pete’s Dragon! Challenge yourself to some exciting recreational games and win awesome prizes for completing the missions. Be warned – the competition will surely be fierce! Do you have what it takes to win the prizes?

Dodgeball isn’t just a game, it’s a way of life. Show your opponents what you’re made of in ROBLOX DODGEBALL! Can you hit five players in a single round? There’s a prize waiting for you if do. And if you and your team achieve victory five times, you’ll also receive another reward!

Kick Off is the perfect game for the ROBLOX Summer Games! A new arena has been built just for this special event. If you win three matches on the featured Summer Games-themed field, you’ll be awarded with an exclusive prize! Also, if you can score a goal, you’ll win another prize!

Tiny Town is also celebrating the Summer Games! For some strange and mysterious reason, the Summer Games torch is still unlit. Find a way to light the torch, and you’ll be rewarded. There’s also some clues hidden around the Summer Games Village hinting at the existence of Elliot, Pete’s Dragon. Can you find them all?

Check out the games here, and be sure to catch Disney’s Pete’s Dragon in 3D when it flies into theatres on August 12, 2016!

Good luck, ROBLOXians! We’re rooting for you!

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Watch the ROBLOX Developer’s Conference Live on Twitch

The ROBLOX Developer’s Conference, our annual developer event, kicks off tomorrow. But even if you can’t make it in person you can still see all the cool announcements because we’re livestreaming the event on our official Twitch channel this Saturday, August 6 at 10 a.m. Pacific.

 
Watch RDC2016 on twitch.tv/ROBLOX

What can you expect from the RDC stream?

  • Founder and CEO Dave “Builderman” Baszucki will kick off the event with exciting news about the future of ROBLOX.
  • Sneak peeks at new features coming to the platform.
  • We’ll be interviewing some of the top ROBLOX developers about their games.

If you love ROBLOX and want to see what the future holds for us, don’t miss the RDC stream! It all starts Saturday, August 6 at 10 a.m. Pacific time on twitch.tv/ROBLOX

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Learn How to Create with Live Video Tutorials in Game Templates!

Given the user-generated nature of ROBLOX, we’re committed to providing everyone who is interested in game design with the most powerful, easy-to-use tools so even the most novice builder could create something truly impressive. To make developing ROBLOX games more fun and accessible for beginners, we’ve recently embedded a series of video tutorials into our templates. Now you can really sharpen your building skills by watching and learning how to use the tools in Studio without having to leave your workspace!

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You Can Now Test Purchases in ROBLOX Studio Without Spending ROBUX!

At ROBLOX, we strive to ensure that your developing experience is as robust and as convenient as possible. If you’re an up-and-coming game developer, one of the core features we offer is an ability to sell purchasable items so that you can be rewarded for all of your hard work with real-world currency. When someone buys an item in your game, you can receive the profits as part of our Developer Exchange program!

We often hear from our developers that they would like a more user-friendly way to test in-game purchases. We’re more than happy to oblige. From now on, you will no longer be required to spend your own ROBUX when testing in-game purchases in Studio!

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ROBLOX Physics Get an Upgrade with New Constraints

When we introduced our upgraded physics engine – the PGS Solver – last October, it brought new levels of physics fidelity and faster performance to game simulation. Developers could take full advantage of the PGS Solver to build robust, complex simulations with more rigidity and greater collision detection than ever before. To fully unleash the power and creative possibilities of our physics engine, we are excited to bring you a collection of new Constraints, also known as Mechanical Joints!  

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